Thomas Watson Quotes

Thomas Watson is no doubt one of the most well-beloved of all of the Puritan authors. Few better guides have existed in this or any other area of spiritual experience than Thomas Watson. He was a master of both Scripture and the human heart, and wrote with a simplicity and directness that keeps his work fresh and powerful for the twenty-first century.

A Body of Divinity
The Ten Commandments
The Lord's Prayer
The Beatitudes
The Art of Divine Contentment
The Great Gain Godliness
The Doctrine of Repentance
All Things For Good
The Godly Mans Picture
The Lord's Supper

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He that Frets Will be Ready to do Evil

Discontent is a sin which puts us upon sin. ‘Fret not thyself to do evil’ (Psalm 37:8). He that frets will be ready to do evil: fretting Jonah was a sinning Jonah (Jonah 4:9). The devil blows the coals of passion and discontent, and then warms … [Continue reading]

Faith Looking on Christ Transforms a Man

Never did any look upon Christ with a believing eye, but He was made like Christ. A deformed person may look on a beautiful object, and not be made beautiful; but faith looking on Christ transforms a man, and turns him into his similitude. “A Body of … [Continue reading]

The Threshold of Damnation

Men are brought low indeed when the sound of Aaron’s bell will not awaken them. No sermon will stir them. They are like the blacksmith’s dog that can lie and sleep near the anvil when all the sparks fly about. Conscience is in a lethargy. Once a … [Continue reading]

Affliction is Good for Us

There is more malignity in a drop of sin than in a sea of affliction, for sin is the cause of affliction, and the cause is more than the effect. The sword of God’s justice lies quiet in the scabbard till sin draws it out. Affliction is good for us: … [Continue reading]

Ministers are Physicians under God to Cure Sick Souls

Ministers are physicians under God to cure sick souls; God has set in His church pastors and teachers (Eph. 4:11). The ministers are a college of physicians, their work is to find out disease and apply medicines; it is a hard work, while ministers … [Continue reading]

God’s Children Bear His Image

A man adopts one for his son and heir that does not at all resemble him; but whosoever God adopts for His child is like Him; he not only bears His heavenly Father's name, but His image (Col. 3:10). "A Puritan Golden Treasury" … [Continue reading]

Degrees of Glory and Torment

And let me tell you, the more labour you have put forth for the Kingdom of heaven, the more degrees of glory you shall have. As there are degrees of torment in hell, so of glory in heaven (Matthew 23:14). As one star differeth from another in glory, … [Continue reading]